peracetic acid

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peracetic acid

[¦pər·ə¦sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COOOH A toxic, colorless liquid with strong aroma; boils at 105°C; explodes at 110°C; miscible with water, alcohol, glycerin, and ether; used as an oxidizer, bleach, catalyst, bactericide, fungicide, epoxy-resin precursor, and chemical intermediate. Also known as peroxyacetic acid.
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The 12 commercial formulations were CR-36-Mural (undiluted), Darodor-9000 (1/5 v/v), Limoseptic (l/400v/v), Limoseptic Plus (1/400 v/v), Limoseptic SF (1/400 v/v), Totalcide (1/400 v/v), Virkon S (1/200 w/v), Proxitane 15 (1/100 v/v), DVA 2000 (undiluted), UCI 414 (undiluted), Daronit 4000 (1% v/v) and Polimorfo (1/200 v/v).
Solvay Essential Chemicals offers: Oxyper, a sodium percar-bonate bleach for hygienically clean laundry and dishes; Interox, a hydrogen peroxide bleach for fabric and hard surface cleaning and disinfection; Proxitane, a peracetic acid and broad spectrum biocide; SodaSolvay and Bicar, a carbonate builder and pH buffer; and Eureco, a cold wash organic peracid bleach.